Yahaya Bello’s Convoy Ambushed En Route To Abuja, Kogi Govt Says

Former Kogi State governor. Mr. Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State escaped an assassination attempt while on his to an official event in Abuja on Sunday evening, according to Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Femi Fanwo.

Fanwo said the attackers who were clad in military uniforms ambushed the governor’s envoy and started shooting at his vehicle.

The statement read, “The Kogi State Government wishes to inform the general public that there was an assassination attempt on the Governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, CON, a few kilometres away from Abuja, on his way to an official engagement from Lokoka. The attack occurred at about 4pm on Sunday, October 22, 2023.

“The attackers who were dressed in military uniforms waylaid the Governor’s convoy and started shooting sporadically at his vehicle and other vehicles in the convoy.”


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